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New Gallery Brings High Art to Gstaad Airport

Airport dawdling suddenly got very hip.
Located one floor above ground level at the recently reopened Gstaad Saanen airport in Switzerland, Tarmak 22 is a new 3,000-square-foot gallery bringing contemporary art to new heights.
“There are a lot of art collectors in Gstaad, but there aren’t really any spaces to organize shows and get together,” said Tatiana de Pahlen, who cofounded Tarmak 22 with Antonia Crespi, a managing partner at luxury real estate company Engel & Völkers.
“There is both a tradition of artists living here — Balthus used to own a chalet in Gstaad — and a couple of well-known not-for-profit art events, like Elevation 1049, an art fair organized by the Luma Foundation,” continued the 28-year-old, who studied contemporary art in Switzerland. “We wanted to find an in-between.”
De Pahlen and Crespi visited the breathtaking space separately, and were immediately taken with the view of the airport’s landing strip with a backdrop of snow-covered mountains.
“The location is spectacular,” Crespi enthused. “The airport has a very alpine feel: the beams in the hangar are made of 8 meter strips of wood, and it sits in a valley in between the mountains. From the huge windows all around the hangar, the view is either

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